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UK: Pringle To Open New Stand-Alone Stores | 11 Feb 02

Luxury Scottish knitwear and cashmere brand Pringle said on Monday it will open a dozen stand-alone luxury stores around the world over the next three years. The first will open at Heathrow Airport's Terminal Three in May and feature its new range of accessories, with new stores in London's Bond Street and Sloane Street due to follow this autumn.

UK: Pringle Knitwear Brand Heads To The US | 6 Feb 02

After a break of 20 years, luxury Scottish knitwear and cashmere brand Pringle is to be re-launched in the USA, with top New York department store Barneys and Hollywood's Maxfield and Fred Segal being the first to take the range. The move is the latest in a complete shake-up of the 185-year old brand under Kim Winser, who joined as chief executive two years ago from Marks & Spencer.

ITALY: Jason Weisenfeld To Head Versace Global Communications | 8 Jan 02

International fashion house Gianni Versace SpA today announced that Jason Weisenfeld has been appointed to strengthen the company's global communications department. In a joint statement, co-chairman and chief designer Donatella Versace and president and co-chairman Santo Versace said: "Versace has always been about vision, energy and ideas and those are the qualities that Jason brings to the company. He clearly has the experience and drive to bring our global communications to the next level."

USA: Barneys New York Q2 Up 1.1 Per Cent | 28 Aug 01

Luxury retailer Barneys New York Inc saw net sales for the second quarter 2001 increase 1.1 per cent to $85.1m from $84.3m in the corresponding period last year. Comparable store sales declined 0.9 per cent. Earnings before interest and tax declined $0.2m to $3.5m in the period from $3.7m a year ago. Net loss for the quarter was $3.9m, or 28 cents per share, compared to a net loss of $3.6m, or 26 cents per share, in the corresponding period last year.

USA: Casual Wear Loses Appeal For Corporate America | 21 May 01

The casual dress phenomenon seems to have had its day and the more traditional dress code is coming back into favour for male workers. "Custom-made suits and dress shirts are definitely making a big comeback," says Mark Lingley, president and founder of Mark Christopher, whose small Wall Street store offers custom-made shirts, suits and ties.

FRANCE: Tactel Stresses Innovation At Premiere Vision | 15 Feb 01

DuPont's Tactel was used in a concept collection of men’s and women’s shirts designed by Dirk Schoenberger, shown for the first time at Premiere Vision. This young designer, who has earned a formidable reputation for his innovative menswear, trained in Florence, Munich and Antwerp before launching his first collection in 1996. His designs are found in such leading fashion showcases as Barneys and Saks Fifth Avenue in New York, Harvey Nichols and The Library in London and Seibu in Hong Kong and are the choice of men, including many celebrities, who dress with style and individuality.

USA: Former JC Penney Chief Gets $3m Golden Handshake | 13 Dec 00

J.C. Penney Co gave James Oesterreicher, its recently departed chief executive, a $3m retirement benefit, according to the company's proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Mr. Oesterreicher, 59-years-old, will also receive $904,000 annually in pension benefits.

USA: Industry Veteran Leaves Barneys For J.C. Penney Jane Mallin | 28 Jul 00

Allen Questrom has been named chairman and chief executive officer of J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP). The Texas-based company, which operates JCPenney Stores, the JCPenney catalogue and Internet retailing businesses, said that Mr. Questrom, who will leave his position as chairman and CEO of Barneys New York, Inc, the retail giant, will succeed James E.





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